Monday, November 20, 2017

Neutral xmas


It's that time of the year again... Where it's not "too early" anymore to make xmas cards... In fact, it's now almost "too late."  Almost!

Supplies and notes:
  • Century-old sheet music
  • Black vintage seam binding inked with Gold AI mixative, partially affixed with Recollections brads
  • Sentiment written using a Micron 03
  • Snowflake stamp by Tim Holtz, inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black and embossed with black Recollections EP.  After I cut it out, I edged it with my old cat's eye ColorBox Chalk in Blackbird. 
  • Textured panel since a couple weeks ago after seeing THIS tutorial by Autumn.  I did it a little differently: I coated a piece of pre-cut chipboard with Ranger Transparent EP, then just stamped it with a Prima crackle stamp (which I had sprayed with water to keep the gel from getting in my stamp).  nce dry, I painted it with black Liquitex gesso and then rubbed it with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush.  I started to burnish it with a baby wipe, but then the lustre was staying on the raised areas and going in the cracks... abort mission!  Just left it to dry.  
  • Gold thread from my stash
  • Viva Paper Pearls in Anthracite at the corners of the sheet music
I plan to share this with the folks at Inspirational:

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Have a good day


Supplies and notes:
  • Colorful background made on Strathmore watercolor paper using Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals through a Brett Weldele stencil
  • Stitching on base is actually a stamp by Andrea at Snapping Monsters, inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black (LOVE IT... go to her Etsy store to see if these are in stock...)
  • Circle panel cut using a stitched circle die from Autumn at SewPaperPaint
  • Succulent stamp by Stampabilities, colored using a water brush and DIs
  • Sentiment stamp by Hampton Art
I just want to say that both Andrea and Autumn have been some of the friendliest and most supportive crafters since I started blogging a couple years ago.  They are also some of the most creative women out there.  Go visit them-- you will never be disappointed. Love, love, love.  Thankful for them. 

I'd like to share this with the folks at Simon Says Stamp on Monday for their "It's a stitch up" challenge. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Quick CAS Birthday

This was probably created in less than 5 minutes:

Supplies and notes:

  • The focal image was created using Color Bursts (Chartreuse, Fuchsia, and Orchid) through Tim Holtz's Roses stencil a few months back
  • The sentiment was typed who-knows-how-long-ago, snipped and popped up
  • Main image mounted on some Core'dinations cardstock
That's it!

I'd like to share this at AAA Cards:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

SOS: Transportation

Hello!  This week at Shopping Our Stash, we are encouraging you, dear crafter, to create a project having a form of transportation on it!

I gotta be honest:  I dug all through my stash and was dismayed at what I came up with-- I mean, I guess I had a few transportation-type things, but nothing really jumped out at me!  This image was one of the items I found, and I ended up using it. 


  • Tim Holtz paper pad used as the background panel and the focal image
  • Bingo card inked with DOx in Antique Linen, Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain, and Vintage Photo
  • Sentiment punched with Tim's dies... thus feature is very clear IRL-- I had bad lighting for this picture and it doesn't do the diecuts justice
  • Tim's Ideaology stars colored with Mushroom alcohol ink and adhered when E-6000 
  • Corners of the card snipped with a regular hole punch
Hope you can join us!  See you over at SOS this week!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Scribbly Stained Glass Thank Yous

Here are some just lovely CAS cards...

I am IN LOVE with them... want to make about 100,000 of them. Which is your fave?

Supplies and notes:
  • Tim Holtz Scribbles stamp inked with Distress embossing ink then embossed with Recollections EP in black on Strathmore watercolor paper
  • Various Color Bursts and Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals 
  • Popped the entire panels up with 3M dimensional adhesive.  These images distorted the cards, but I assure you that the panels are well-fitted!
  • Sentiment written with a Micron Pen in 05... I tried to match the thickness of the Scribbles line
I'll share these at the following places:

Beloved Lady

Here's another piece of library card art:

Supplies and notes:
  • Library card base inked with Color Bursts through Tim Holtz Roses stencil
  • Card base over-stamped with Tim's scribbles stamp inked with Distress embossing ink and then embossed with Ranger Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil embossing powder
  • The card was then edged with Walnut Stain Distress Paint
  • The beloved lady was from one of Tim's eclectic paper pads
  • "Beloved lady" text cut from an old book; "Your favorite" text cut from a Tim Holtz stencil pack... Poinsettia, to be specific.
  • Fiskars flower punched into a century-old French dictionary
I'd like to share this one at Tag Tuesday for the current Book Print challenge. 

Library Card Art...

Had some fun with some library card backgrounds and book snippets:



Supplies and notes:

  • Library card bases
  • Tim Holtz's Blocks stencil (# 1 & #3) and Heidi Swapp stencil (#2)
  • Tim's paper dolls (#2 & #3)
  • LunaGirl image (#1) coated with glossy Mod Podge
  • Text from old books
  • Color Bursts
  • Stickles (#1)
  • Thread from stash (#1 & #3)
  • Sequins from stash (#2)
  • Mustard Seed Distress Ink (#3)
  • Distress Stain at edge (#3)
  • DecoArt paint at edge (#2)

I'd like to share these at the following challenges: